||It is widely accepted that advanced materials (advanced high strength steels, aluminum alloys, magnesium alloys, titanium alloys, etc) fail due to ductile fracture or lose load-capability due to ductile damage during plastic deformation in various forming processes. This mini-symposium is dedicated to the accurate description of ductile damage and fracture behavior of advanced -materials under complex proportional or non-proportional loading paths including compression, shear and tension. Contributions dealing with mechanisms of ductile damage and fracture, experiment design for the characterization of damage parameters and measurement of fracture strain, modeling of ductile damage and fracture, strain localization, non-local models, mesh dependency, fracture initiation, multi-scale approaches, fractographic analyses, numerical application of ductile damage and fracture criteria to solve industrial problems, and anisotropy in ductile fracture are generally the topics of interest. Ductile damage and fracture at high strain rate and elevated temperature, path dependence of ductile damage and fracture and other related researches are also welcome.
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